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Bloomberg announces Leaders of STOP

25 Oct 2018. In March, Bloomberg Philanthropies opened a competitive application process to find the organisations that would lead its new tobacco industry watchdog STOP. In August, it revealed the winners of the multi-million dollar grant. So who are they and what are their credentials?
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A new protocol is born

25 Oct 2018. The FCTC Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (ITP) is now in effect and the first Meeting of Parties to the Protocol (MOP1) has already taken place. The FCTC says illicit trade is a serious threat to tobacco control and the ITP is looking to the industry’s supply to nullify it.
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On the ground at COP8

25 Oct 2018. The eighth Conference of the Parties (COP8) of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was held in Geneva, Switzerland from 1 – 6 October. Over 1,200 delegates from 137 countries, along with numerous other representatives of United Nation agencies and intergovernmental organisations attended. Outside the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG), TJI was on hand to report on the tobacco control discussions taking place inside.
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United against tobacco

25 Oct 2018. This autumn, the eighth Conference of the Parties (COP) to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO, FCTC) was convened in Geneva, Switzerland. Days later, the very first Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the WHO Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (ITP) was also underway in the city. These abbreviations spell trouble for the tobacco industry, and blossoms or butts for those charged with regulating it, including other UN agencies ...
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